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CNN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
are eating away at the country's economy, the debt and the deficit. but it is a deal. it's something that we haven't seen in a very long time. >> and it will keep the government going. there won't be a shutdown. >> reporter: that is really a key. we have not seen anything that has gone down to the wire in a long time. what are we talking about? . we'll just go through some of the details. it is going to eliminate the arbitrary forced spending cuts for two years and instead allow congress to choose the cuts. again, it won't be arbitrary. >> the so-called sequestration. >> reporter: how are they going to do that? they're going to pay for it with an increase in airline travel fees and an increase in the worker contribution to federal pensions. so that is the outlines of the deal. it's not global. it's not going to really attack the debt and deficit, but it is going to keep the government running and address some of the concerns by democrats and republicans about these forced spending cuts. republicans were upset about it because it ate too much into defense. democrats because it ate too
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
hard to shut down the government, folks with the national deficit dropping at its fastest rate in 60 years? it is time to stop the obsession with deficits and start an obsession about middle-class job creation. >> well, governor granholm, i'm going to give the president credit for these numbers -- >> stop the presses -- >> but this nation is still woefully unemployed. he has to take credit for that, too. i know his numbers could not have come at a better time for an administration that's had a rough couple months. in the crossfire tonight, a pair of economic experts, david madlin director of the american worker project for the center of political progress. >> and david, let me start with you. even though this morning's jobs numbers sound rea
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